Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 26 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 6,746 10,089 16,104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 8.62% 11.03% 11.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.09% 40.87% 42.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5,767 8,509 13,898
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £39,500 £38,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £81,350 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 21,021 24,688 38,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.85% 26.99% 28.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16,599 20,481 31,717
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 11 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 2,245 £62,500 +4.17% 478
South East -4 1,488 £50,000 +5.26% 316
North of England -5 1,246 £45,000 - 379
Midlands -4 841 £42,500 -2.30% 294
North West -2 668 £47,500 +5.56% 236
South West -7 534 £44,000 -2.22% 121
West Midlands -5 493 £42,500 -5.56% 167
Yorkshire -4 488 £43,500 -1.69% 114
East Midlands +1 346 £41,250 +3.13% 125
East of England -10 284 £48,000 +12.94% 109
North East 0 92 £37,500 -3.85% 29
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3,474 (51.50%) SQL
2 3,219 (47.72%) .NET
3 3,161 (46.86%) C#
4 2,987 (44.28%) Azure
5 2,450 (36.32%) Microsoft
6 2,340 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2,100 (31.13%) JavaScript
8 1,486 (22.03%) DevOps
9 1,393 (20.65%) CSS
9 1,393 (20.65%) MVC
10 1,353 (20.06%) HTML
11 1,345 (19.94%) ASP.NET
12 1,290 (19.12%) .NET Core
13 1,288 (19.09%) Finance
14 1,245 (18.46%) Social Skills
15 1,231 (18.25%) Windows
16 1,228 (18.20%) Business Intelligence
17 1,146 (16.99%) T-SQL
18 1,076 (15.95%) AWS
19 1,045 (15.49%) AngularJS
20 977 (14.48%) .NET Framework
21 953 (14.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 945 (14.01%) Power Platform
23 920 (13.64%) React
24 879 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 877 (13.00%) Power BI
26 840 (12.45%) Microservices
27 825 (12.23%) Data Warehouse
28 815 (12.08%) Git (software)
29 810 (12.01%) Web Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 430 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 405 (6.00%) IIS
3 159 (2.36%) CMS
4 143 (2.12%) Apache
5 139 (2.06%) Confluence
6 101 (1.50%) MS Exchange
7 81 (1.20%) NServiceBus
8 80 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 66 (0.98%) Umbraco
10 65 (0.96%) nginx
11 60 (0.89%) Apache Spark
12 56 (0.83%) EPiServer
13 51 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
13 51 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 44 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
15 40 (0.59%) WordPress
16 35 (0.52%) Kentico
17 26 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 23 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
18 23 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 307 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 233 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.074%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.044%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.044%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.030%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.030%) SPSS
10 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.015%) Figma
10 1 (0.015%) Mingle
10 1 (0.015%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.015%) Stata
Business Applications
1 198 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 39 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 22 (0.33%) Elite 3E
6 14 (0.21%) nopCommerce
7 13 (0.19%) SAP Business One
8 12 (0.18%) Sage 200
9 11 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 9 (0.13%) Magento
10 9 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
11 8 (0.12%) Sentinel
12 7 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
12 7 (0.10%) Sage 50
13 6 (0.089%) Payment Gateway
14 5 (0.074%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 5 (0.074%) Infor M3
14 5 (0.074%) SAP S/4HANA
15 4 (0.059%) MetaTrader
15 4 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2,987 (44.28%) Azure
2 1,076 (15.95%) AWS
3 945 (14.01%) Power Platform
4 436 (6.46%) SaaS
5 392 (5.81%) Microsoft 365
6 353 (5.23%) PaaS
7 329 (4.88%) Serverless
8 257 (3.81%) Azure Data Factory
9 238 (3.53%) GCP
10 234 (3.47%) IaaS
11 205 (3.04%) Dynamics 365
12 195 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
13 193 (2.86%) Azure Service Bus
14 145 (2.15%) GitHub
15 131 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
15 131 (1.94%) Azure Storage
16 123 (1.82%) Azure Synapse Analytics
17 117 (1.73%) Azure Service Fabric
18 113 (1.68%) Azure Functions
19 105 (1.56%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 211 (3.13%) Firewall
2 156 (2.31%) DNS
3 118 (1.75%) VPN
4 115 (1.70%) Skype
5 98 (1.45%) SAN
6 95 (1.41%) DHCP
7 89 (1.32%) Internet
8 86 (1.27%) TCP/IP
9 83 (1.23%) HTTP
10 71 (1.05%) LAN
11 59 (0.87%) WAN
12 52 (0.77%) VoIP
13 49 (0.73%) VLAN
14 47 (0.70%) FTP
15 42 (0.62%) Network Security
16 38 (0.56%) NAS
17 27 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
18 26 (0.39%) Asterisk PBX
19 24 (0.36%) BGP
20 23 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 953 (14.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 879 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 877 (13.00%) Power BI
4 825 (12.23%) Data Warehouse
5 666 (9.87%) MySQL
6 568 (8.42%) Relational Database
7 523 (7.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 488 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
9 420 (6.23%) NoSQL
10 347 (5.14%) Azure SQL Database
11 338 (5.01%) MongoDB
12 271 (4.02%) Tableau
13 249 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 237 (3.51%) Data Lake
15 211 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
16 206 (3.05%) RDBMS
17 168 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
18 160 (2.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 128 (1.90%) Big Data
20 126 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 815 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 498 (7.38%) Visual Studio
3 342 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 321 (4.76%) JIRA
5 242 (3.59%) Jenkins
6 234 (3.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 233 (3.45%) TeamCity
8 178 (2.64%) Visual Studio Team System
9 119 (1.76%) Selenium
10 101 (1.50%) NUnit
11 92 (1.36%) Bitbucket
11 92 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 89 (1.32%) SpecFlow
13 66 (0.98%) Artifactory
13 66 (0.98%) webpack
14 56 (0.83%) Postman
15 54 (0.80%) gulp
16 53 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 52 (0.77%) GitLab
18 49 (0.73%) Moq
General
1 1,288 (19.09%) Finance
2 1,245 (18.46%) Social Skills
3 646 (9.58%) Analytical Skills
4 253 (3.75%) Marketing
5 227 (3.36%) Retail
6 183 (2.71%) Banking
7 171 (2.53%) Public Sector
8 146 (2.16%) Law
9 130 (1.93%) Manufacturing
10 114 (1.69%) Games
11 107 (1.59%) Telecoms
12 103 (1.53%) Advertising
13 98 (1.45%) Back Office
14 97 (1.44%) Organisational Skills
15 91 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
16 83 (1.23%) Front Office
16 83 (1.23%) Legal
17 71 (1.05%) Automotive
18 65 (0.96%) Electronics
19 46 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,529 (52.31%) Developer
2 1,365 (20.23%) .NET Developer
3 940 (13.93%) C# Developer
4 784 (11.62%) Senior Developer
5 647 (9.59%) Analyst
6 609 (9.03%) C# .NET Developer
6 609 (9.03%) Software Developer
7 457 (6.77%) SQL Developer
8 454 (6.73%) Full Stack Developer
9 384 (5.69%) Software Engineer
10 338 (5.01%) Architect
11 304 (4.51%) Senior .NET Developer
12 279 (4.14%) DBA
13 256 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
14 251 (3.72%) Data Engineer
15 248 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 239 (3.54%) .NET Software Developer
17 233 (3.45%) Applications Support
18 208 (3.08%) C# Software Developer
19 184 (2.73%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,219 (47.72%) .NET
2 1,393 (20.65%) CSS
3 1,353 (20.06%) HTML
4 1,345 (19.94%) ASP.NET
5 1,290 (19.12%) .NET Core
6 1,045 (15.49%) AngularJS
7 977 (14.48%) .NET Framework
8 920 (13.64%) React
9 810 (12.01%) Web Services
10 761 (11.28%) jQuery
11 679 (10.07%) ASP.NET Web API
12 644 (9.55%) REST
13 578 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 518 (7.68%) Entity Framework
15 378 (5.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 377 (5.59%) HTML5
17 370 (5.48%) Node.js
18 359 (5.32%) Vue.js
19 338 (5.01%) XML
20 286 (4.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 328 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
2 220 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
3 202 (2.99%) User Experience
4 192 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 160 (2.37%) Data Centre
6 148 (2.19%) Clustering
7 139 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 135 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
9 132 (1.96%) Hedge funds
10 122 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 114 (1.69%) Replication
12 105 (1.56%) N-Tier
13 90 (1.33%) Reinsurance
14 84 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 70 (1.04%) Virtual Team
16 69 (1.02%) Pricing Data
17 64 (0.95%) Client/Server
18 63 (0.93%) NHS
19 55 (0.82%) Cloud Native
20 49 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,231 (18.25%) Windows
2 670 (9.93%) Windows Server
3 579 (8.58%) Linux
4 198 (2.94%) Unix
5 167 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 147 (2.18%) Windows 10
7 145 (2.15%) Windows Server 2016
8 102 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 86 (1.27%) Android
10 66 (0.98%) Windows Server 2019
11 64 (0.95%) Windows 7
12 63 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 58 (0.86%) CentOS
14 35 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (0.37%) Ubuntu
17 24 (0.36%) Solaris
18 22 (0.33%) AIX
19 21 (0.31%) Debian
20 18 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,340 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,486 (22.03%) DevOps
3 1,393 (20.65%) MVC
4 1,228 (18.20%) Business Intelligence
5 840 (12.45%) Microservices
6 797 (11.81%) Scrum
7 782 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
8 763 (11.31%) Software Engineering
9 699 (10.36%) ETL
10 677 (10.04%) TDD
11 574 (8.51%) Analytics
12 549 (8.14%) Test Automation
13 487 (7.22%) OO
14 469 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
14 469 (6.95%) Web Development
15 457 (6.77%) Computer Science
16 431 (6.39%) SDLC
17 429 (6.36%) Mentoring
18 396 (5.87%) Visualisation
19 390 (5.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3,474 (51.50%) SQL
2 3,161 (46.86%) C#
3 2,100 (31.13%) JavaScript
4 1,146 (16.99%) T-SQL
5 748 (11.09%) Python
6 603 (8.94%) PowerShell
7 582 (8.63%) Java
8 407 (6.03%) TypeScript
9 248 (3.68%) PHP
10 217 (3.22%) VB.NET
11 161 (2.39%) Bash Shell
12 154 (2.28%) VB
13 131 (1.94%) C++
14 101 (1.50%) PL/SQL
15 94 (1.39%) R
16 93 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 93 (1.38%) VBA
17 79 (1.17%) Ruby
18 72 (1.07%) Go
18 72 (1.07%) Perl
Qualifications
1 739 (10.95%) Degree
2 248 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 198 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 189 (2.80%) Security Cleared
5 165 (2.45%) SC Cleared
6 65 (0.96%) MCSE
7 41 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (0.56%) CCNA
9 37 (0.55%) MCSA
10 33 (0.49%) ISEB
11 31 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 26 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (0.39%) ISTQB
13 22 (0.33%) MCP
14 21 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
15 20 (0.30%) HND
16 17 (0.25%) DV Cleared
16 17 (0.25%) HNC
16 17 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (5.47%) QA
2 177 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 95 (1.41%) GDPR
4 80 (1.19%) SLA
5 44 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.40%) GRC
7 23 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.27%) NIST
9 14 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.21%) WAI
10 8 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.10%) PMO
12 4 (0.059%) COBIT
12 4 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.030%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.030%) HL7
13 2 (0.030%) SOC 2
14 1 (0.015%) EMIR
14 1 (0.015%) PSD2
System Software
1 596 (8.83%) Docker
2 541 (8.02%) Active Directory
3 291 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 148 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 63 (0.93%) vSphere
6 56 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
9 20 (0.30%) KVM
9 20 (0.30%) XenApp
10 18 (0.27%) iptables
10 18 (0.27%) QEMU
11 16 (0.24%) Postfix
11 16 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.21%) HDFS
12 14 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (0.21%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.19%) Kamailio
14 9 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 9 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 415 (6.15%) Kubernetes
2 293 (4.34%) Terraform
3 151 (2.24%) Ansible
4 131 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 113 (1.68%) SCCM
6 106 (1.57%) Puppet
7 69 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
8 57 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
9 53 (0.79%) HAProxy
10 36 (0.53%) Grafana
11 30 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
12 27 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
12 27 (0.40%) WSUS
13 26 (0.39%) Galera Cluster
14 25 (0.37%) Nagios
14 25 (0.37%) Prometheus
14 25 (0.37%) Rancher
15 23 (0.34%) ZABBIX
16 20 (0.30%) MIIS
17 17 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2,450 (36.32%) Microsoft
2 780 (11.56%) Oracle
3 434 (6.43%) VMware
4 229 (3.39%) Google
5 176 (2.61%) Databricks
6 146 (2.16%) Cisco
7 128 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
8 124 (1.84%) Citrix
9 120 (1.78%) SAP
10 115 (1.70%) Sybase
11 95 (1.41%) Nintex
12 86 (1.27%) HP
13 82 (1.22%) Informatica
14 74 (1.10%) IBM
15 72 (1.07%) Veeam
15 72 (1.07%) Xamarin
16 59 (0.87%) Sitecore
17 53 (0.79%) Atlassian
17 53 (0.79%) Red Hat
18 52 (0.77%) Zend